|Pretty Poppies - MFT|
My initial idea came from a CASE of this card by Ellen Parker (this week's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. When I saw Ellen's card, I knew I would break out the poppies again. After all, I had my post-it masks all ready to go and wanted to put them to good use! Everything is stamped except the flower centers, which I colored with my Copics (Y21, E41, 44, 47) - alside from masking, the card was super simple.
I was thrilled to see that this week's Paper Players Challenge has a recycling theme. Woo! I used a number of elements that were recycled. The little striped paper was sitting in a bowl on my desk. (I heard a tip to keep striped paper handy because it can help with color choice on cards.) I didn't have to do anything with it! The bow has been in the same bowl, and the rhinestone I attached to the card were ones that I thought I was going to use on a card, but they didn't look right. The bottom of a Memento Dew Drop ink is a perfect perfect holder for all of those little rhinestones and pearls that no longer have glue, but are still useable!
The challenge over at Avenue316's blog is a spring theme. I think these poppies fit the theme quite well. I'm only sorry there aren't spring poppies in MN. We still have some snow - so spring flowers of any kind are a long way off around here.